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Roads to Infinity: The Mathematics of Truth and Proof

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Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011!
This book offers an introduction to modern ideas about infinity and their implications for mathematics. It unifies ideas from set theory and mathematical logic, and traces their effects on mainstream mathematical topics of today, such as number theory and combinatorics. The treatment is historical and partly inf
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Hardcover, 203 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by AK Peters (first published July 12th 2010)
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Chelsea M
Mar 22, 2013 Chelsea M marked it as abandoned
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Having finished the "prequel", Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics, I was looking for a similar experience from this book.

However, this was written for a significantly higher level than the previous book, and I, a student in her last year of high school studying a stage 1 university mathematics course, was not able to follow much of the content.

I think I have been mistaken in my impression that this book is a sequel to "Yearning". A positive side of this is that it'
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Bob
Sep 17, 2014 Bob rated it really liked it
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A tough subject to understand; this book helped me come closer to figuring it out. On infinity, I'm still plenty lost but at least now I know what "countably infinite" means. At least, sort of.

I will probably go through this book again at some point on the future.
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